Essays and Research Papers on France (Before 1700)

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Peter Abelard, 12th century French clergy whose affair with Heloise resulted in his castration, and Cicero, statesman and orator, shared a common belief in the conflict that exists between man's pursuit of self-interest and his duty to his community. This 5 page paper reflects on the nature of man and of mankind and their ...

A 5 page paper which analyzes/reviews two different books on the French Revolution. The books are “The Coming of the French Revolution” by George Lefebvre and “Social Interpretation of the French Revolution” by Alfred Cobban. No additional sources cited.

An 8 page essay on the Queen consort of Edward II who, partially in retaliation for his homosexual affairs, led a successful rebellion against him. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 3 page analysis of the play “Le Bougeois Getilhomme” by Moliere and the play’s time period. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Roman Empire / Reason for Collapse : In 5 pages, the author discusses the reason for the collapse of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire was a great and powerful entity at one time. In fact, many of today's fields such as literature, law, art, and architecture were influenced by the Romans. ...

An 8 page paper which examines different interpretations of the life and work of Joan of Arc. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Fall of the Roman Empire

  • 10 page paper

Rome was a major power because it always made certain its own military prowess was preeminent. There have been many ideas presented as to the fall of the Roman Empire. Many believe that Rome declined morally and the violence and decadence of the societal norms led to the demise. Gibbons has been credited with the theory ...

9 pages in length. Considered to be one of the most influential women in the history of the world, Joan of Arc was not initially perceived as such during the period she was tried and convicted for witchcraft and heresy by being burned at the stake. Looking back on her life's contributions, it ...

A 9 page essay on Einhard's history of Charlemagne and its significance to the world today. The writer explores the military, religious, civic and personal life of Charlemagne, his expansion of France, and his relationships with others during his time. The writer also explores the reasons behind the current interest in Charlemagne, and ...

A 4 page consideration of the role women played during the French Revolution. Despite the fact that ultimately they would be excluded from the very equality that the Revolution sought, women were inspired to fight for change as they had never fought before. Women were involved in practically every facet of the Revolution. ...

A 6 page paper giving an overview of Charles the Great's influence in France. He was also known as Charlemagne. He was considered one of the greatest leaders in history. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Eleanor Of Aquitaine

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page biographical essay about one of the Middle Ages most dynamic women. Queen of Henry II, mother of Richard the Lion Hearted, she was one of history's most remarkable women. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 8 page paper considers the biographical context of Marina Warner’s view of the life of Joan of Ark and reflects the assessment, placement in history, the use of primary and secondary sources, the analysis of historical information and the biographers own perspective as they impact the readers view of Joan of Arc. No additional ...

This 8 page paper considers the biographical context of Marina Warner’s view of the life of Joan of Ark and reflects the assessment, placement in history, the use of primary and secondary sources, the analysis of historical information and the biographers own perspective as they impact the readers view of Joan of Arc. No additional ...

Palace of Versailles

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper on the architecture of the Palace of Versailles. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 3 page paper which examines the factors that led to the rise in Absolutism in France in the 17th century. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 6 page paper focuses on various empires and nations that would be prominent in history between 1500 and 1815. This paper argues that travel and the desires of the explorers were important in understanding the outcome. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Holy Roman Empire

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page research paper that examines and discusses the history of the Holy Roman Empire prior to 1500. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Canada and France

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper which examines the history and evolution of Canada and France. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 4 page overview of France’s history since the Renaissance, the many wars and the increasing tendency to move further and further from the side of the U.S. The author contends that during the Cold War in particular France became heavily involved economically in the Middle East and that involvement would be the deciding ...

12 pages in length. Urban France underwent significant changes to its economic, political and social landscape during the formation of early modern Europe. Revolts were considered rather commonplace with regard to the need for such change, illustrating how the subservient population ultimately dealt with elitist control of the monarchy. Interestingly, however, is ...

10 pages in length. Women's treatment throughout the ages has been a mixture between intolerance and oppression. Since the beginning of time, women have been cast in the role of second fiddle to their male counterparts, who assumed the primary position with regard to social, political and economic status. Writers of seventeenth ...

A 6 page bibliographic essay that evaluates the various interpretations offered by contemporary historical writers on the subject. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 5-page paper compares and contrasts views held by Roland Mousnier and George Lefebvre in terms of what caused uprising in 17th and 18th century France. This essay examines both the causes, and the roles of the peasants, merchant classes and aristocracies in The Fronde (mid-1600s) and the French Revolution (mid-1700s). Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 5 page paper examines the impact of the colonial rule and orientalism over the development of Middle Eastern politics particularly in terms of state formation, nationalism and economic development. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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